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James Browning James Nathan Browning
Full Name: James Nathan Browning
Date of birth: March 13, 1850
Date of death: November 9, 1921

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 43 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1)   Democrat Clarendon / Donley   Andrews, Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Briscoe, Callahan, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Fisher, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Hutchinson, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Yoakum, Greer
H 43 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Mobeetie / Wheeler   Andrews, Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Briscoe, Callahan, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Fisher, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Hutchinson, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Yoakum, Greer
H 43 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (7) (8) (9) (10)   Democrat Mobeetie / Wheeler   Andrews, Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Briscoe, Callahan, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Fisher, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Hutchinson, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Yoakum, Greer
H 43 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (11) (12) (13)   Democrat Mobeetie / Wheeler   Andrews, Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Briscoe, Callahan, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Fisher, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Hutchinson, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Yoakum, Greer
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) "In 1888, he [Browning] moved from Mobeetie to Clarendon, Donley county." Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
(3) Shackelford County. House Journal.
(4) Mobeetie, Wheeler County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) James N. Browning, Mobeetie. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) Home county, Wheeler. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(7) Shackelford County. House Journal.
(8) Mobeetie, Wheeler County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(9) Mobeetie. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature, 1885.
(10) Home county, Wheeler. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(11) Clarendon, Donley County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(12) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(13) Mobeetie, Wheeler County. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • History of cemetery, including biography of James Nathan Browning. Interment at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, TX, November 12, 1921. Llano Cemetery Association.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • 20th Lieutenant Governor: James Nathan Browning. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Text of historical marker at Homesite of Judge James Nathan Browning in Amarillo, Potter County; biographical sketch. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Biography, J.M. Browning, pp. 259-260. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, J.N. Browning, p. 35-36. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in GRASS-LEASE FIGHT. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • BROWNING, JAMES NATHAN (1850-1921). "In 1881 Browning resigned as county attorney and moved to Mobeetie, where he was appointed attorney of the Thirty-fifth Judicial District by Governor Oran M. Roberts." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James Browning, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. James Browning, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. James Browning, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Article 5, Constitution of the State of Texas  
    Civil Courts of Appeal, Locations for Holding  
    Irrigation  
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    Penitentiaries  
    Representation and Apportionment on Congressional Districts  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Capitol Dedication Arrangements  
    Indian Affairs  
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    New Capitol, Governor's Message  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Proposition by T.H. Wheless, Stenographic Report of the Proceedings of the Legislature  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Revision of Rules  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Indian Affairs  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Memorial Resolutions for Hons. J.P. Ayres, J.B. Davis, and George Meriwether, Members of the Eighteenth Legislature  
    Public Land and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Fence Cutting  
    Indian Affairs  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stockraising (Chair) 
     

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